Alan Knott-Craig earned R47m in his time as Cell C CEO

2016-10-18 16:07

Local telecoms veteran and former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig took home a total of just over R46m from Cell C during his two year tenure at the company.

Alan Knott-Craig: Double edged sword of living in shadow of a famous father

2016-04-24 10:25

Telecoms entrepreneur Alan Knott-Craig Junior reflects on the challenges of having a famous father, his spell in public service and his new business Herotel.

If Vodacom were an ethical company...

2014-07-07 12:03

In future, says TO Molefe, he'll be moving every copy he comes across of former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig's autobiography to a special shelf in the fiction section.

Alan Knott-Craig is recovering - Cell C

2013-11-18 20:24

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig is recovering in hospital after suffering a minor stroke, the firm has announced.

Vodacom, MTN fall on call rate cuts

2013-10-07 17:14

Shares of Vodacom and MTN have dropped sharply after the telecoms regulator said it planned to cut by 75% the fees they can charge rivals to use their network.

Parties close 'Please Call Me' case

2013-08-09 11:54

Lawyers have closed their case in the civil claim involving Vodacom's Please Call Me service, in the High Court in Johannesburg.

Cell C gets R5.7bn cash boost

2013-07-16 14:32

Mobile operator Cell C will be getting a financial injection of R3.5bn from shareholders and a loan package of R2.2bn.

Vodacom’s smooth operator

2012-11-16 14:09

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has been with the company for a remarkable 18 years, rising rapidly in the ranks and fulfilling several roles.

Knott-Craig takes gamble with MXit

2012-07-15 12:50

Alan Knott-Craig, who owns MXit, opened the technology backing it for others to write and sell their own software for the platform and it has paid off.

Cell C appoints Alan Knott-Craig as CEO

2012-01-19 14:09

The Board of Cell C announces that it has today decided to appoint Alan Knott-Craig as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cell C. Read the full statement here.


Please Call Me inventor: ‘I still respect Knott-Craig’

2016-04-26 16:34

Inventor of Vodacom’s Please Call Me service, Kenneth Nkosana Makate, says he doesn’t have any hard feelings towards telecoms veteran Alan Knott-Craig.

Mxit Africa's best web app ever, says ex-boss

2015-08-25 12:05

Instant messaging service Mxit is the best web application ever to be created in Africa, according to Alan Knott-Craig Jnr.

Knott-Craig steps down as Cell C boss

2014-05-08 17:26

Alan Knott-Craig has stepped down as CEO of Cell C after recovering from a stroke, chairperson Mohammed Hariri has announced.

Watchdog to probe MTN, Vodacom call rates

2013-10-09 18:16

The Competition Commission says it will investigate the pricing methods used by MTN and Vodacom, following a complaint lodged by Cell C.

Knott-Craig ‘lying’ about Please Call Me

2013-08-11 12:41

The man who claims Vodacom stole his Please Call Me idea tells of his 13-year struggle to obtain recognition and compensation for it.

Former boss testifies in Vodacom case

2013-08-07 10:19

Vodacom's former CEO Alan Knott-Craig says that ex-employee Nkosana Makete is not entitled to compensation for the 'Please Call Me' concept.

Cell C ultimatum on termination rates

2013-04-19 09:31

Cell C's CEO has warned of legal action if the telecoms regulator does not cut mobile termination rates by the end of the year, according to a report.

Cell C calls for cheaper rates

2012-11-16 09:35

A flat rate call rates across networks should help bring the costs down for consumers, mobile operator Cell C has said.

Cell C drops prepaid prices to 99c

2012-05-16 12:45

Mobile operator Cell C has made its first big move under new CEO Alan Knott-Craig, by slashing its prepaid call rates to R0.99.

Knott-Craig joins rival Cell C

2012-01-19 11:04

Former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig will take over as Cell C CEO in April.

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